Dec. 10, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers will travel north to Indianapolis to battle in-state opponent IUPUI on Sunday. Dec. 11. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET from The Jungle. The game can be heard live on Hoosier Country WHCC 105.1 FM in Bloomington with Jeremy Gray calling the action. The game will also be available through a live web broadcast on IUPUIJags.com. Visit the women's basketball schedule page, click on the details link next to the Indiana game, then click on watch to view the game.
DID YOU KNOW?
Indiana is traveling to IUPUI for the first time ever as the two teams have only met once when the Hoosiers topped the Jaguars in Bloomington, 75-52, on Nov.15, 2009.
The Hoosiers have had nine double-double performances through the first eight games this season, with at least one player accomplishing the feat in every game this season.
Indiana is grabbing 10.1 steals per game on the year, which ranks them third in the Big Ten in that category.
IUPUI is part of the Summit League with an enrollment of 30,383 and is located in downtown Indianapolis.
Aulani Sinclair has scored in double-figures in six-consecutive games and has led the team in scoring in five of those contests.
Danilsa Andujar set new career marks with 12 points and 13 rebounds at St. Bonaventure on Dec. 7, it was her second-straight double-double performance and the third of her career.
Career Record: 137-145 (10th year)
Indiana record: 83-82 (6th year)
Career Record: 8-29 (2nd year)
IUPUI Record: 8-29 (2nd year)
IUPUI AT A GLANCE
The IUPUI Jaguars out of the Summit League are 4-5 on the season coming off consecutive losses. The Jaguars are 2-1 at home so far this season. Four Jaguars average 8.7 points or more per contest with three players scoring double-figures each game. Karah Nelson leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Katie Comello scores 11.8 points per game and is an outside threat leading the team in 3-point field goal makes and attempts. As a team, IUPUI is forcing 21.2 opponent turnovers per game while grabbing 10.7 steals each contest.
THEY'VE GOT DOUBLE-DOUBLE VISION
In Indiana's first eight contests, the Hoosiers have had nine double-double performances with at least one IU player achieving the feat in each contest. That total eclipses IU's 2010-11 double-double total of six for the entire season. Danilsa Andujar is the latest Hoosier to achieve a double-double as she did so in each of the last two contests. Georgie Jones is the team leader with three double-doubles on the year, Andujar and Sasha Chaplin each have two while Jasmine McGhee and Quaneisha McCurty both have one.
SHE BUILT THIS `CITY'
Danilsa "City" Andujar accomplished her second-consecutive double-double and the third of her career at St. Bonaventure on Dec. 7, setting career-highs with 12 points and 13 rebounds in the game. Andujar shot 5-of-7 from the field and added two assists. In IU's previous game vs. Oklahoma State in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 4, Andujar tallied 11 points with 11 rebounds. It was nearly a year to the date since she achieved her first career double-double against No. 19 Nebraska on Dec. 5, 2010 when she had 10 points and 12 boards.
During Indiana's last two contests, Andujar is averaging 11.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in those games. She is shooting 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the field and 71.4 percent (5-of-7) from the charity stripe. Her rebounds have came from both sides of the floor with 12 offensive and 12 defensive boards in the two games.
SINCLAIR CONTINUES TO SIZZLE
Junior captain Aulani Sinclair continues to be a scoring machine for the Hoosiers. At St. Bonaventure on Dec. 7, Sinclair led the team in scoring with 13 points to tally her sixth-consecutive double-figure scoring game. Sinclair has scored 11 or more points in each of those six contests and is averaging 15.7 points per game during that span. The junior has scored a career-high 23 points on two occasions vs. Toledo on Nov. 25 and Oklahoma State on Dec. 4. She has led the team in scoring in four-straight games, and in five of the last six contests overall. During the six game double-figure scoring stretch, Sinclair is shooting 42.4 percent (14-of-33) from beyond the arc.
For the season, Sinclair leads the team in scoring with 13.3 points per game. The Eminence, Ind., native also leads Indiana in 3-point shooting hitting on 43.2 percent(16-of-37) of her attempts from long distance. In the NCAA's latest statistical report, her shooting percentage coming into this week of 45.5 percent from beyond the arc tied her for the 29th spot nationally in 3-point field goal percentage in games played through Dec. 4.
GIVE US THE BALL
The Hoosiers have had an eye for the basketball over the last several contests. Indiana has collected 10 or more steals in each of the last four games and five of the last six overall. IU is third in the Big Ten averaging 10.1 steals per contest to this point of the season. In two of the last four contests, the Hoosiers forced 24 or more turnovers causing 25 Toledo mistakes on Nov. 25 and then causing 24 Virginia turnovers on Dec. 1.
YES SHE CAN-DYCE
Candyce Ussery continues to earn more playing time with her improving performances over the last few games. The freshman has played 23 minutes or more in the last two contests and has scored five or more points in IU's last three games. Ussery set a career-high with a team-leading six assists vs. Oklahoma State on Dec. 4, while also scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds and two assists. At St. Bonaventure on Dec. 7, Ussery tallied a career-best five steals while adding six points with three assists, two rebounds and a blocked shot.
BIG SASH MAKING A SPLASH
Redshirt junior Sasha Chaplin has had an injury plagued career, as she played just two games a year ago, made 20 appearances in 2009-10 and missed all but two contests during the 2008-09 season. She has not let that slow her down this season as Chaplin has played in every single game this year, starting the last four and playing 28 or more minutes in the last three contests.
Chaplin had 10 points and tied a career-high with 15 rebounds at Virginia on Dec. 1. Of her 15 boards, nine came on the offensive end which is the most offensive rebounds in a game for her career. She followed that up by matching a season-best with 13 points while also bringing down eight boards vs. Oklahoma State on Dec. 4. Chaplin also achieved a double-double to begin the 2011-12 campaign with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Central Arkansas on Nov. 11. Chaplin now has had six double-doubles in her career, which is the highest career total for anyone on the Hoosier roster. For the season, Chaplin is averaging 6.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
AND ALL THAT JASMINE
Jasmine McGhee was named the WBCA Junior College Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season, and she has transitioned nicely to the Division I level. McGhee is currently second on the team in scoring with 11.0 points per game. She is also bringing down 4.3 rebounds per contest, which leads all IU guards. She had a career-best 11 boards during a double-double performance vs. Murray State on Nov. 14, where she also poured in a career-high 19 points. Her other double-figure scoring games include 12 points with eight rebounds at Central Arkansas on Nov. 11 to begin the season, along with scoring 18 points with six boards on the road at Miami (OH) on Nov. 25. She has tallied eight or more points in seven games this season.
HOOSIERS TIE SCHOOL RECORD
Against Oklahoma State on Dec. 4, Indiana shot a perfect 100 percent from the free throw line hitting 14-of-14 from the charity stripe for the game. That performance tied a school record for free throw percentage (minimum 10 attempts) for a single game. It is only the second time in program history that IU has hit 100 percent of its free throws on 10 or more attempts in a single game. The other time came in 1987 against Michigan State when IU hit 14-of-14 in that contest.